Robins decided to build a nest in our pergola despite our constant presence. We all got along famously from May 22 when we first spotted Mama sitting in the nest to June 10 when we noticed a decided lack of activity at the nest. Empty!!
There was a lovely little spot when we moved into this place off the patio, near the stream and under a Viburnum ‘Summer Snowflake’ and a Magnolia Stella, which in turn are north of a huge stand of Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) that shelter the deck and hot tub area. There were a couple of overgrown Berberis thunbergii ‘Lime Glow’ there that were languishing in dense shade and low overhangs. The Berberis came out early in the Spring and are happily ensconced in the sunny front garden. Time to complete a shade garden back here…ah…dizzy with possibilities!
So far, we’re looking at Myosotis sylvatica scattered through (roughly from left to right): Epimedium, Ajuga, Alchemilla Mollis, Adiantum aleuticum, Adiantum venustrum, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Emerald Mist’, Chaenophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’, Campanula poshanskyana, Corydalis lutea, Anenome nemoroso, NoID Hosta, Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, Epidmedium wushanense, Syneilesis aconitifolium, Beesia, Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’, Trillium, Dodecatheon meadia, Erythronium oregonium, Some so far tiny red Primula Japonica….phew. That’s about it!!